Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced Wednesday that the state will continue to provide extra home heating funds to low-income families in order to make them eligible for additional food assistance.

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Following a visit with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, Long Island Congressman Steve Israel said Netanyahu’s is hoping the temporary cease fire with Hamas will last.

His essential message to us is that Israel wants peace and quiet and hopes that Hamas also wants peace and quiet. And if in fact they do, there can be a sustainable cease fire,” he said.

The Long Island Democratic is leading a bipartisan delegation of nine members of Congress who are visiting Israel this week. They met with the Israeli prime minister in Jerusalem.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, both of Connecticut, want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further improve the food packaging labeling rules the agency proposed earlier this year. Blumenthal gave an example of one improvement they’d like to see.

“Tell consumers how much sugar is in the product, not in grams, but in teaspoons," said Blumenthal. "Americans don’t understand what grams are. They do understand teaspoons.”

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Consumer and health advocates are calling on President Obama to stop the meat industry from giving animals antibiotics when they aren't sick.  The advocates said Tuesday that the practice leads to serious public health problems.

Dr. Nick Bennett is the Co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  He says he’s seen the impact of the overuse of antibiotics, in his office.

Conn. plan to expand natural gas begins in Wilton

Aug 4, 2014

Connecticut's plan to expand the use of natural gas is taking a first step, with plans Monday to establish gas lines in downtown Wilton. Yankee Gas says it will install a 3-and-a-half-mile underground pipeline linking natural gas to Wilton's downtown business district, municipal buildings, schools and a community center.